After being cooped up all winter, I’m sure many of us are looking forward to a big spring clean! Before you start to tick off items on your checklist, we have to ask — have you looked at the back of your cleaning products lately?
If you’re seeing ingredients like fragrance, bleach, SLES, parabens and mineral oil — there’s no need to panic — because we’ve actually got some good news for you! Swapping out your not-so-healthy cleaning products for high performing, natural alternatives is super easy with SimplyClean.
Below, we’ve put together some low-tox cleaning swaps that are better for your skin, your home, and the planet.
Free Your Home Of Artificial Fragrances
If you see the word ‘fragrance’ listed as an ingredient on your cleaning product, run the other way! Because it’s such a broad term, this tiny little word can hide more than 100 toxic ingredients. ‘Fragrance sensitivity’ is no joke — it can cause headaches, breathing problems, hay fever-like symptoms, skin problems, and contribute to hormonal imbalances.
Swapping out heavily fragranced products for natural alternatives is a great place to start on your spring cleaning checklist! That’s why we love the SimplyClean Lemon Myrtle Air Freshener. It’s antibacterial, which means that you can spray it on your couch, your toilet — and even pet bedding — to disinfect the area and make your home smell gorgeous. No more fragrance-induced headaches!
Say No To Bleach In Your Bathroom
Humid, moist bathrooms are a breeding ground for mould, and that’s why we usually whip out a bottle of bleach to deal with our yucky, mouldy tiles. But, here’s one thing that mould and bleach have in common: they’re both terrible for our respiratory systems! SimplyClean’s Simply NO Mould Spray kills mould and mildew on hard surfaces such as tiles, grout and benchtops. Unlike bleach, it doesn’t have nasty fumes, so it’s totally safe to use. After killing mould, it forms water and oxygen — so it’s safe for the planet too!
It’s the same deal with SimplyClean’s Eucalyptus Toilet Cleaner. This toilet cleaner will clean, descale and deodorise your toilet bowl — without the harmful, volatile chemicals. To eliminate dirt, grease and soap scum in the bathroom, we love the SimplyClean HealthyClean Bathroom Spray. This powerful, all-natural surface cleaner uses hydrogen peroxide to kill 99.9% of germs.
Scrap The Irritating Chemicals In The Laundry
Did you know that big laundry brands bulk out their products by up to 50%? Paying for ‘fillers’ isn’t just expensive for your wallet — it’s costing your health, too. Artificially fragranced fillers linger in your clothes and bed linen and can irritate your skin. This is bad news for babies, kids, and adults with sensitive skin or common skin conditions.
During your spring clean, why not make the switch to a laundry solution that’s tough on dirt but kind to your skin? SimplyClean’s Lemon Myrtle Laundry Liquid is extremely concentrated, which means that you can wash up to 40 loads with a single bottle. Plus, it’s free from artificial fragrances, SLS, SLES, PEGs, parabens and mineral oils — so it won’t irritate your skin. We also have the SimplyClean Fragrance-Free Laundry Stain Remover & Sanitiser, which removes tough stains like beetroot, tomato sauce, grass and dirt with ease!
Ditch The Synthetic Bubbles In The Kitchen
We’re sorry to burst your bubble, but the most common bubble-making chemical — sodium laureth sulphate (SLES) — can irritate your eyes, skin and lungs with long-term use! It’s found in almost every handwash, dishwashing liquid, shampoo and conditioner on the market, mainly because it’s a cheap chemical to manufacture. For your spring clean, why not make the swap to SLES-free cleaning products?
SimplyClean’s entire cleaning range is SLS and SLES free, so you don’t have to worry about any potential skin irritation. That’s why we love their gorgeous-smelling Mandarin Dishwashing Liquid, which leaves dishes and pans grease-free and sparkling clean without irritating your hands. For everyday handwashing, we recommend the SimplyClean Lemon Myrtle Hand Soap. This natural hand wash has a smooth, creamy lather and is formulated with naturally antibacterial Australian Lemon Myrtle Oil to leave hands feeling fresh and clean!
Achieve A Low-Tox Home, With SimplyClean!
According to the Environmental Working Group, over 90% of cleaning products are not labelled properly with their contents. Plus, around 50% of cleaning products contain ingredients that harm lungs, skin and cause asthma — with many more formulated using known or suspected carcinogens and hormone disruptors. We deserve better. So, by saying NO to artificial fragrances, NO to laundry fillers, NO to SLES, and NO to bleach — you’re taking a great step towards creating a healthy, low-tox home.
With SimplyClean, you can rest knowing that all of their high-quality household cleaning products are safe for people and the environment, without compromising on quality! SimplyClean's products are handmade in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. Plus, they’re 100% free from artificial fragrances, sensitisers, SLS, SLES, parabens, mineral oils, diethanolamides and palm oil.
We hope this low-tox cleaning guide was helpful! If you’re keen to get cracking with a deep spring clean, we highly recommend this Spring Cleaning Start List by SimplyClean. It runs through the exact steps to clean your home, including pesky (and neglected) jobs like cleaning your ceiling fans, window screens, and mattresses.
Don’t forget to take a look at the entire range of SimplyClean Cleaning Products, here at Flora & Fauna.
For more eco cleaning tips and tricks, check out the Eco Home category and the blogs below!